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SUBJECT: JCIC-XXVII: (U) BELARUSIAN CLOSING PLENARY
STATEMENT, NOVEMBER 9, 2005
Classified By: Jerry A. Taylor, U.S. Representative to
the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission (JCIC).
Reasons: 1.4 (b) and (d).
Â¶1. (U) This is JCIC-XXVII-050.
Â¶2. (U) The text at paragraph 3 is the official translation
of the Belarusian statement that was delivered at the closing
plenary meeting of Part II of the Twenty-seventh Session of
the START Treaty's Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission
(JCIC), held at the Russian Mission on November 9, 2005.
Â¶3. (S) Begin text:
by the Representative of the
Government of the Republic of Belarus
at the Closing Plenary Meeting of the Twenty-seventh Session
of the Joint Compliance and Inspection Commission
Esteemed Mr. Chairman,
Esteemed Representatives and Members of the Delegations
of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Russian Federation, the
United States of America, and Ukraine,
The results of JCIC-XXVII, which is concluding today,
testify to the fact that our work has turned out to be quite
fruitful. We adopted eight documents. Definite groundwork
has been laid for the future.
I would like to emphasize especially the adoption during
Part I of the session of four accords concerning the RSM-56,
which regulate the Treaty-legal status of the new Russian
missile within the framework of the Treaty. In this
connection, the Belarusian Delegation notes the goodwill and
candid position of the Russian side in the expeditious
resolution of this issue.
We welcome the adoption of JCIC Joint Statement No. 39
on First Stages of SS-25 ICBMs Burned Without Nozzles
Attached. The Belarusian Delegation expresses satisfaction
in connection with the completion of the examination of the
question concerning reentry vehicle inspections of Trident II
The text of the Coordinated Statement on this question,
agreed to by the Parties, is contained in the unclassified
Attachment to this statement by the Head of the Delegation of
the Republic of Belarus.
The Belarusian side expresses the hope that during the
intersessional period the interested Parties will continue a
substantive dialogue with a view to removing existing
concerns associated with implementing and complying with the
provisions of the Treaty. Please be assured that the
Treaty's participants can count on a constructive position
from the Republic of Belarus during consideration of all
questions which are included in the agenda of the JCIC.
In conclusion, I would like to express our appreciation
to all the delegations for their cooperation and particularly
to thank the interpreters and translators.
We wish everyone productive work during the
intersessional period and a good trip home.
Â¶4. (U) Taylor sends.